Chickpeas/ cholle - 1 cup soaked
paneer- 150gmcut in cubes
1 large size tomato – boil for 1-2 min remove the skin & make fine paste
Salt to taste
2 bayleaves, 2 cardamoms, 1" long cinnamon stick
2tsp- ginger & green chilli paste
refined oil - 2 tblsp
Cumin seeds- 1tsp
Sugar – a pinch
Coriander-cumin powder- 1tsp
Garam masala powder- 1tsp
Dried fenugreek leaves/ kasturi methi- 1tblsp
Turmeric powder- 1tsp
Red chlli powder- 1-2 tsp as per your taste
Coriander leaves chopped for garnishing
Pressure cook the chickpeas with water & salt till the peas becomes soft.
Take a kadai/pan. Heat 1tblsp Oil. Add the paneer pieces & fry till they turns to light brown in colour. turn of the flame. keep them aside.
Again heat the pan. add bayleaves, crushed cardamoms, cinnamon stick. Then add cumin seeds .
When they start crackling add dried fenugreek leaves. Fry for some time thn add ginger & green chilli paste..stir it for 1-2 min. Then add the tomato paste. Add turmeric powder , red chilli powder & coriander cumin powder. Stir till the masala is done.
Then pour the boiled peas. Mix well. adjust salt ,add a pinch of sugar to it & mix well. add 1 cup of water to it. let it boil for 4-5 min. till the gravy become thick. add the fried paneer pieces. mix well. switch off the flame.
Add garam masala powder. cover with a lid for 5-10 min. Then mix well & add chopped coriander leaves. Goes well with puri/ chapatti/ paratha..